MINDS - Fernvale Gardens School

Find out more about life in MINDS - Fernvale Gardens School and its programmes.

Vision: School of Excellence Where Every Individual Matters

Mission: To provide a vibrant learning environment that inspires students towards independence and integration into society

Values: S.M.I.L.E. – Strength of character, Mutual Respect and Understanding, Integrity, Lifelong Learning, Excellence

Motto: In Pursuit of Independence

General information
Area: Seng Kang
Address: 7 Fernvale Road, Singapore 797635
Telephone no.
6481 6697
Special needs catered for
Moderate to severe intellectual disability, Autism spectrum disorder
Age range
7 to 18 years old
Curriculum offered
School mode
Double session
Services offered
School bus transport
School fees
Contact the school directly for more information.
Open house
No open house scheduled. Learn more about the school.

Contact information
Admissions timeline
2022 Primary 1 cohort
Start of school
January 2022

Application deadline
End October 2021
Applicants at other levels
Start of school
Ongoing, from January to September (as advised by the school).

Application deadline
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts exposes the students to various experiences in the Arts and helps them grow their confidence.
Learning domains
  • Language/Communication
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Development
  • Personal Care/Health Education
  • Domestic Science
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Craft/Music
  • Travel/Recreational Skills
  • Language/Communication
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Development
  • Personal Care/Health Education
  • Domestic Science
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Craft/Music
  • Travel/Recreational Skills
  • Vocational Skills
Co-Curricular Activities
  • Scouts
  • Brownies and Girl Guides
  • Sports Club
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Modular CCA
Matilda Chan Jia Ling
Alumni (Graduated in 2019)

Matilda Chan Jia Ling - Fernvale Gardens School
Matilda graduated from FGS last year and is currently attending the Vocational Programme at Metta School. During her schooling years in FGS, she was a responsible and self-directed student who always strived to do her best at all times. This was seen through her determination to complete every task even though it could be challenging at times.

At age 16, Matilda was given the opportunity to start her first work experience as a Retail Assistant at MiniSo. The school then found another work experience opportunity to match her interests. She went on to work as a Baking Assistant at Petite Bakehouse for almost 2 years. Matilda managed both the work experience and school life well. She diligently returned to school on certain days for dance practices as she was one of the lead dancers.

At the end of Matilda’s work attachment, she was offered employment by Petite Bakehouse. However, she turned down the offer as she was also offered a place in the Food Preparation course at Metta School as she had attained the required competencies in the WPLN test that FGS had arranged for her in 2018. With the support of Metta School, Matilda is currently adjusting well in her new environment.
Benjamin S/O R. B. Gunasekran
Senior Programme

Benjamin S/O R. B. Gunasekran - Fernvale Gardens School
Benjamin is a young adult who enjoys playing sports and participating in sports events. Last year, he participated in the Play Inclusive 2019 Unified Floorball Competition and his team was awarded 1st placing in the Floorball Mixed 16 & Above (Division 4) team category. He was awarded a Finisher Medal at the Special Spartan Race 2019. In addition, he also represented FGS in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 2019.

Generally soft spoken, Benjamin has improved in his social skills as teachers have been giving him affirmation and encouragement from time to time. Hence, he is now able to communicate confidently with others and carry out his prefect duties well. During the Inter-MINDS Schools Budding Chef Challenge 2019, he demonstrated full commitment in preparation for the competition. His team was awarded the Most Creative Dish in this competition.

Besides displaying exemplary sportsmanship, Benjamin has also done well in his Vocational skills training. School has provided Benjamin a variety of in-house work experience opportunities to hone his skills. Some of these opportunities include assisting the school clerical officer to distribute packages to the different classes and helping the Domestic Staff to pack food and drinks in the school canteen. All in all, these experiences will certainly help boost his confidence when he pursues his course in Food Preparation at Metta School, upon his graduation at the end of this year.
Surya Gunawan s/o Vangades Varan
Junior Programme

Surya Gunawan s/o Vangades Varan - Fernvale Gardens School
The holistic special education programme in FGS has made a significant impact in Surya’s cognitive and social development. From being a child with low self-esteem, Surya has transformed to being a confident individual who enjoys learning new skills and performing his prefect duties well. In addition, he has shown improvement in participating in classroom discussions and always offers to help his fellow classmates with work assignments.

Surya has had a special interest and talent in the area of sports, especially football. He is thus being groomed in many sports skills for CCA. Currently, FGS Sport teachers have been working with Surya to help improve his strength and overall confidence. He has demonstrated good teamwork skills with his teammates in FGS as well as his Play Inclusive satellite partners from Hougang Secondary School. He also displays a tenacity in Performing arts and has performed on various occasions.

Last year, Surya participated in the Play Inclusive Competition 2019 where the football team won second place. He also participated in the Special Olympics Singapore Swimming Competition 2019 where he won a Silver medal. Although the swimming competition was relatively new to him, Surya put in his best effort and his coaches were impressed by his will and determination to succeed. Given time and training, Surya will surely go a long way to accomplish and achieve his goals.

All information listed above is provided by the school. Visit the school's website or contact them to find out more.